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Double bubble, toil and trouble: Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 collection launches

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 31, 2016 in Collections, Regional, United Kingdom

The Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 collection, digitised from original records held by the Wellcome Library, holds the names of both women and men who were accused of witchcraft during a period of Scottish history in which persecution of supposed witches was rife. The passing of the Scottish Witchcraft Act in 1563 made witchcraft, Read More

Doctor, doctor! Medical directories reveal the legacies of UK medicine

Posted by Kristen Hyde on October 17, 2016 in Collections, Regional, United Kingdom, Website

Spanning more than 350 years, Ancestry’s new UK Medical Registers document the careers of some of the most notable names in British medical history, including the man who discovered Penicillin, Britain’s first recognised female doctor and even a pair of suspected serial killers from the world of medicine. The six new collections, digitised from original Read More

Find A Grave Community Weekend Adds 211,655 New Photos

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 14, 2016 in Events, Find A Grave

The third annual Find a Grave Community Weekend took place on October 7th through October 9th across the globe.  Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers across 175 cemeteries who: added 211,655 new photos fulfilled 8,232 photos requests added 203,448 new memorials Here are just a couple of photos and tweets from the weekend of activities:     Read More

American Society of Genealogists Inducts ProGenealogists’, Nathan Murphy

Posted by Jessica Murray on October 14, 2016 in News

We’re thrilled to announce that Nathan Murphy of our ProGenealogists team is the newest inductee of The American Society of Genealogists, an independent society dedicated to the advancement of genealogy. Nathan joins another ProGenealogists member, Gordon Remington, FUGA, FASG, as a member of the organization. There are among only fifty people that hold this prestigious Read More